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Volume 8, Number 5—May 2002

Research

Risk to Human Health from a Plethora of Simian Immunodeficiency Viruses in Primate Bushmeat

Martine Peeters*Comments to Author , Valerie Courgnaud*, Bernadette Abela†, Philippe Auzel†‡, Xavier Pourrut*, Frederic Bibollet-Ruche§, Severin Loul†, Florian Liegeois*, Cristelle Butel*, Denis Koulagna¶, Eitel Mpoudi-Ngole†, George M. Shaw§, Beatrice H. Hahn§, and Eric Delaporte*
Author affiliations: *Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), Montpellier, France; †Projet Prevention du Sida au Cameroun (PRESICA), Yaounde, Cameroon; ‡Faculté Universitaire des Sciences Agronomiques de Gembloux, Gembloux, Belgium; §University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA; ¶Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Yaounde, Cameroon;

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Table 1

Wild-born primates surveyed, by species, age, and status, Cameroon

Genus Species Common name Pet animals Primate bushmeat Total
Adults Juveniles/
Infants Adults Juveniles/
infants
Cercocebus agilis Agile mangabey 4 15 30 3 52
torquatus Red-capped mangabey 1 1 2
Lophocebus albigena Grey-cheeked mangabey 3 3 12 3 21
Cercopithecus cephus Mustached guenon 3 26 217 56 302
mona Mona monkey 7 1 1 9
neglectus De Brazza’s monkey 2 6 21 5 34
nictitans Greater spot-nosed monkey 8 36 110 12 166
pogonias Crested mona 1 5 57 10 73
preussi Preuss’s monkey 1 1
Chlorocebus tantalus Tantalus monkey 7 11 18
Miopithecus ogouensis Gabon talapoin 5 6 8 19
Erytrocebus patas Patas monkey 5 14 19
Colobus guereza Mantled guereza 2 24 26
Mandrillus leucophaeus Drill 2 2
sphinx Mandrill 5 15 2 22
Papio anubis Olive baboon 11 11 22
Total 55 160 480 93 788

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